The most important question today isn’t whether the Government’s plan is right or wrong, but how decisions should be made about it.
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Thirteen Conservative MPs pressed for a faster easing of restrictions during Johnson’s statement yesterday – and 35 did not
Yesterday’s backbench reaction to his Commons statement suggests that most Tory MPs will back his proposals.
Johnson behaved like a boisterous middle-aged games master in baggy shorts who constantly assures us that we are almost at the winning post.
WATCH: ‘Many of us are concerned at being asked to approve a lockdown that could continue until March 31’, says Brady
The Prime Minister replies: “I can’t believe it will be until the end of March that the House has to wait before having a new vote and a new discussion.”
The 1922 Executive Committee Chairman has established himself on Covid almost as a kind of leader of the internal opposition.
How our call for a cost-benefit analysis is contributing to Johnson’s Covid climbdown on lockdowns and tiers
We knew that even the prospect of one would widen and deepen debate on Coronavirus policy – which was essential.
The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
Interview. Mel Stride – a damaged economy provides less for health and social care, “and that has a cost in lives”
The Chair of the Treasury Select Committee on its efforts to get information from the Government on the costs of restrictions to lives and livelihoods.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
Rob Stark meets a bloody end in Game of Thrones. But he won every battle he fought first – and the Greater Manchester Mayor is following his example.
Emma Revell: The triple-lock for state pensions is not a priority right now. Guaranteeing young people’s futures is.
They’re facing mass unemployment and freezes on their wages. The Government must do its utmost to change the situation.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
These are early shots in the developing Tory backbench campaign against the restrictions, which are set to gain volume and velocity.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: The Speaker is furious and the Prime Minister refuses to put his arms round Starmer
Johnson contradicts his message of national togetherness, and antagonises MPs, by appearing to regard criticism as disloyal.